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Monomers help

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List of all monomers

By clicking on the list button you can have the complete list of the monomers currently stored in Norine. The monomers are grouped in two levels of clusters. The inner level corresponds to the derivativies of one compound and the outer level corresponds to amino acids with similar physico-chemical properties or clusters of other compound types such as lipids or carbohydrates. For each monomer, its code and complete name are displayed. The code is a link to the detailed page of the monomer.

The amino acid code

Amino acid codes are based on the IUPAC nomenclature. Proteogenic amino acids are represented by a three letters code (example: Ala). By default, amino acids are in the L-configuration, the D-configuration is mentionned in the name, for example : D-Ala. When a fonctional group (like methyl) is added to the amino acid, the symbol of the group will be added to the three letters code. For example, methylated amino acids are represented by adding the Me symbol, separated by a hyphen (example: Me-Lys).

Other monomers

Other monomers are incorporated in nonribosomal peptides. For example, acid derivatives are encoded by their trivial name (their common name) and carbohydrates are encoded by their classical abbreviation (For example, Glc for glucose). For fatty acids the classical nomenclature is used (for example C16:1(9) means hexadecen-9-oic acid) and the modifiactions are added (for example C16:1(9)-OH(3) means that an hydroxyl group is added on the third carbon).